馬楚媛 Clara Ma簡介
Clara Ma is a Ph.D. candidate in art and architectural history in the McIntire Department of Art. Her dissertation explores the process of popularization of the images of a Buddhist deity, Thousand-armed Avalokitesvara, and the formation of religious identity in the western borderland of China from the eighth to the tenth century. Her dissertation project received support from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Research Fellowship and Ellen Bayard Weedon Travel Grant. She served as a PhD+ Liaison and worked on a digital project about Avalokitesvara with Professor Dorothy C. Wong. In the summer of 2020, she will serve as a student research collaborator for the Religion, Race & Democracy Lab. Clara received her B.A. in art history and anthropology from St. Lawrence University and her M.A. in the history of art and archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.